Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Grill

This recipe features in these meal plans: Dinners for a Fiver 2, Quick and Easy, Winter Warmers 4.

Broccoli and pasta mixed with a cheese sauce grilled until golden and bubbling.

Ingredients

  • 200g of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 large head of broccoli (approx 360g), cut into florets
  • 300g of value pasta shapes
  • 600ml of milk
  • 2 tbsp margarine/butter
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tbsp plain white flour
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 35 mins
  • Price per person: £0.92
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 688
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1.1
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Method

  1. Preheat the grill to a medium/high heat. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, cook the broccoli in a separate saucepan in lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Drain the pasta and broccoli and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the cheese sauce, melt the margarine/butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Turn down the heat and add only as much milk as the mixture can absorb to make a slightly smoother paste. Work the paste into a smooth and glossy consistency before adding a little more milk. Repeat until the paste has a creamy consistency. Gradually stir in the remaining milk, turn up the heat and gently simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the mustard and two-thirds of the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the pasta, broccoli and cheese sauce together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. Place under the grill and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbling.


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